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10-23-2005, 06:39 AM
Hi there :wave:

I promised you a W.I.P. of my last dog painting. Here it is.
(Newbies could have a look at the previous one there (http://www.the-dog-museum.com/dogs-paintings.html) )

No hurry. Have your bottle of sherry and a few biscuits close to your PC, it will be a long cruise together.

Last year, I analysed what I prefered in each one of these paintings, so I could create pictures that will really be my pride :p
1) paintings against the light
2) an opening in the back of the scene that allows the eye to go out of the scene
3) strong contrast

One point was missing... "red".. A red object in a painting add a lot..
don't ask me why :D
I have on the wall of my workshop the photos of the painting I have to paint this winter. There is a silky fuchsia curtain, that take nearly 1/4 of the painting. It should be gorgeous.
:cool: Let's come back to this W.I.P.

My client is the President of the French hunting Society, hunting with hounds, horses ... The painting had to show his lab and his wife's pet ( a cairn terrier) and I chose the living room of their manor in Normandy.
Because of the light.. this living room had 6 windows, 3 north and three south, so I was sure to have enough light.. and a beautiful tiling.

Here is one of my reference photo. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2005/19462-photo_sans.jpg

The flooding light is a real subject with this type of old fashion window.. look at the reflections of the window on the marble in the foreground.

The pets are not on this photo. I took about 70 photos of them in close-up. As it was in march, the sun was turning rather fast in the room. It 'll give me headache later on to give a unic sense to the light.
Here is my favourite snapshot of the labrador. She looks very aristocratic, with this raised eyebraw .

For the first time, I played with photoshop mixing the different photos, and printed my "collage" to show to my client what I intended to paint. As you can see, this "paste-up" is rather rough. It was not the best photo of the cairn, but here, both dogs were looking at the same thing.


To fit in my usual paintings sizes, 55x75 cm, I will have to change the place of the reflection of the window and to invent part of the cairn's body. But this model was already a great basis for a painting.

10-23-2005, 07:09 AM
OH GOODIE! I'm the first one here, I get a front row seat!!!!

**watching and waiting**! :)

10-23-2005, 07:20 AM
Sipping hot chocolate and waiting with bated breath! :)

Merci, Cyrille, for sharing.


10-23-2005, 07:21 AM
:o Sorry ! I mixed the commands and added two many photos..

As you see, the window is more than 1/4 of the painting. I thought it could be very quick. I was wrong!
When the drawing was done, I painted the sky in a very light mix of cobalt and magenta with a drop of ochre..
(Psst I always have the three basic colours in each shade, so I hope never to make a taste mistake)
(P.S. Psst for the newbies... Yes my english is sometimes terrible :cool:
just think how charming is this French accent :D )

The shade was more cobalt at the top of the window and more mauve or violet-blue at the bottom.. anyway very light, as this window was supposed to be dazzling of sun light.

Then I started to paint the wooden part of the window. Shades of an ochre mix... When I thought it was finished.. I went for a walk with my dog, and when I came back, I had a glance with a fresh eye to my work.
It was the most boring, the most insipid, childish thing I 've ever seen. Exactly all what I hate in watercolour.
I added a lot of contrast and realised that I needed to paint the grain of the wood.. to invent it more or less as it was not so evident on the reference photo.


On this first photo, you can see the different shades and the start of my work on the wood. Underneath, stronger shades in the middle and the bottom of the window.


The wall on the left was in blond oak panelling. It was enlighted by the windows of the north. You can see below that I painted it, like it was on the reference photo. But at the end, when the whole painting was finished, I was not happy with it. I wanted stronger contrasts between the light of the window and the dark parts of the room. So I changed it.
Who said, you cannot come back in a watercolour painting ? :D
Here is a larger view.

Ellen in Ont
10-23-2005, 09:07 AM
I'll just go get a cup of tea and join everyone. This looks great so far.

10-23-2005, 09:49 AM
Hi Lyn, don't forget to breathe from time to time :rolleyes:
Nandie, I promiss not to sputter too much :D

Two details on the photo underneath..
You see the "silouettes" of the trees I scribbled on the right part of the window. Very few leaves as I took the photos in march, and as hunting is a winter hobby.

On the window itself, I painted the copper handle.
Painting a rather small detailed object after this long and .. yes.. boring work on the window gave me back the pleasure of painting.
I knew that all that window in the final painting would disappear, vanished behind the strong details of the main subjects.


I decided to start the painting of the French hunting horn. I had first to draw it very precisely. The copper tube makes 4 windings on one side, just three on the other.. they appear and disappear.. a really difficult drawing
:cool: well! you know me .. I did it! :p

I first painted the light ..
(of course! everyone here knows that in watercolour, you paint the light first)
I used a very deluted mix of lemon and chrome yellow. I was worried not to be able to render that very white and cold silver reflect of the too clean brass, knowing, in the same time, that brass is yellow. :confused:
In fact, the less you think, the best you paint :cool:

"Happy the brainless idiots.. " :evil:
(the Bible said)

I suppose you can see here the very light yellow shade ? :rolleyes:

10-23-2005, 09:49 AM
Ahhh, we are in for another one of your wonderful painting and charming french accent treat :clap: :clap: Welcome back Cyril!!!!!!!!!!!

lyn lynch
10-23-2005, 10:41 AM
yes, this is coming along beautifully. Love the wood graining.

10-23-2005, 10:56 AM
Hi everyone :wave: can I sit in too..... :cool: Hi Cyril :wave: :wave: Love your WIP's and so glad to see this one come about. Your such a sweetie for doing this WIP for us....... :angel:

Oh and your accent is very sexy...... :D

Ok girls move over, I want a front row seat...... :evil:

10-23-2005, 11:02 AM
Hi sweat heart
love your new glasses :wave:

It's a huge work to prepare the photos for a W.I.P. Trying to cut them at the same size, showing the same detail with about the same contrast...
My doggy would rather go out for the walk in the woods :(
:cool: No ! I stay working for my friends .. :angel:

Here you can see the shades coming stronger and stronger..
with the very interesting distorted reflection of the window on the brass.


The inside of the "bell" of the hunting horn is painted in black. To make it shiny, you use black shoe polish and what we call "elbow oil" :D


Underneath is the final state of this detail on the finished painting. As you can see, I enforced the contrasts as far as I could.
Look at the reflected light of the horn on the wood of the window. I had to cheat to make it as strong as in realty :o I had forgotten to let it white.. so I used "gesso".


10-23-2005, 05:26 PM
Cyril, I will gladly endure a bit of "sputter and spittle" to have my front-row seat!

Oh, and what you call "elbow oil" we call "elbow grease" :)

This is fascinating...... take your poor doggie for a walk (I can see him crossing his back legs!) but hurry back!

10-23-2005, 05:55 PM
The Peace could be with you and your tribe, Noble stranger, my friend

I see that seasons after seasons, all the houris of your oasis are all around your pillow, listening to your whisperings. You masterize the word better than the author of the Song of Songs. God bless you! :cool:

Would you allow my miserable person to ear the flooding wisdom spittling out of your noble mouth ? :rolleyes:

Could Allah guide your steps

10-23-2005, 06:16 PM
Bonjour Cyril!! I was thinking of you only yesterday, I was wondering what magic you were doing with your brushes... now I see.. I will wait with the others for your amazing work... thank you

Bonnie R

mr sandbanx
10-23-2005, 06:46 PM
The Peace could be with you and your tribe, Noble stranger, my friend

I see that seasons after seasons, all the houris of your oasis are all around your pillow, listening to your whisperings. You masterize the word better than the author of the Song of Songs. God bless you! :cool:

Would you allow my miserable person to ear the flooding wisdom spittling out of your noble mouth ? :rolleyes:

Could Allah guide your steps

hehe... good one sweat heart

10-23-2005, 07:08 PM
WOW Cyril, I am so glad, that I saw this thread and now I am eager to see, how you work. To see one of your great dogpaintings developing, is just great and I know, I will enjoy your step by steps. At first I will rate this thread as Excellent and you will get a Merit Point. I am very generous this evening :D , but you really deserve it.
Thank you for doing this demo. :wave:

10-24-2005, 04:50 AM
The Peace could be with you and your tribe, Noble stranger, my friend
Would you allow my miserable person to ear the flooding wisdom spittling out of your noble mouth ? :rolleyes:

Alekum salaam, dear Iznogood
I recognize your lyrism... Don't stay outside in the yard, valorous son of Abraham's tribe, be my guest and sit in peace among the white ewes of this herd. Don't resist anymore... I mean, to this temptation :cool:

Bonjour Cyril!! I was thinking of you only yesterday, I was wondering what magic you were doing with your brushes... now I see.. I will wait with the others for your amazing work... thank you

Bonnie R
Hi Bonnie
I was thinking of you the other day, wondering what maic I could do with my brushes for you .. :D

At first I will rate this thread as Excellent and you will get a Merit Point. I am very generous this evening :D , but you really deserve it.
Thank you for doing this demo. :wave:
Thanks Doris... Nobody thinks to give me these brilliant medals that please so much the men's heart ;)

Hi Christopher...
nice to see you play in my sandbox :p

I'm preparing the new images.. I'll be right back

10-24-2005, 04:55 AM
:wave: Cyril..:)

10-24-2005, 06:14 AM
Not much to say.
It's first a wet in wet watercolour.
Using mixes from light cobalt+ indigo and a spit of magenta
then more indigo

when it was really dry, I damped just the part I wanted to contrast
to a very dark mix of indigo+magenta+chrome yellow and a spit of ivory black


underneath, his an enlarged image of a detail of the final painting.
You can feel the paper, the water and see the difference between the wet-on-wet work and the wet-on-dry ...
or dry-on-dry for the outlines

Between the first and the second photo, you have also the difference between my snapshot at home (a little blurred) and a professional photograph with a 4"x5" ektachrome and a professional scan.
Not the same quality nor the same price ;-)

10-24-2005, 01:17 PM
Voilà, je me suis abonnée ...

So grateful you are doing a wip because your work is always indiscutable !
Ciao !

10-24-2005, 01:36 PM
Thread moved to studio and redirect left since the gallery is for finished works only.

10-24-2005, 02:46 PM

I protest
I'm fine here among these charming ladies...
I stay there and will protect them, by the holy sword of Allah

Resist !

[email protected]*%#Scrogneugneu

10-24-2005, 03:16 PM

Resist !
[email protected]*%#Scrogneugneu

You are right and I admire your resistance..
but .. look Iznogood, Noble Horseman of the desert, you moved like magic with the Houris in a new casbah...
Super-fly's eyes-man is a great magician ! :rolleyes:

T Christensen
10-24-2005, 04:14 PM
Seems to be some strange appetizers at this viewing.......Terryc

10-24-2005, 05:11 PM
Going to be watching this with great interest!:)

mr sandbanx
10-24-2005, 10:00 PM
Hi Christopher... nice to see you play in my sandbox

Looks like the cat has been here already.

10-25-2005, 02:25 AM

I protest
I'm fine here among these charming ladies...
I stay there and will protect them, by the holy sword of Allah




10-25-2005, 11:18 AM
Lovely to watch Cyrille, I will follow.

10-25-2005, 03:08 PM
Sorry for this delay.. it took me a while yesterday to prepare the photos..
and I spent my day in the mouth of the Seine river looking for snipes
There was a real tempest. I love to be there when the wind is really strong.

Here is the curtain loop.
An interesting white study, as it was half in the shadow and half in the sun.


There are in fact not so many details, but they gave a great impression.


I painted the curtain with a great pleasure. I love fabrics and this one is really luxurous.
As I was analysing the photo, I saw there was a kind of "plumetis"..
these small white spots in relief ...
I painted them with more or less shadow and then used drawing gum or masking gum before to paint the fabric.


After that I just had to contrast the shadows. As you see I changed the colour of the wall very much. I did it so the window would have more light.
Beautiful curtain, girls ... hein ? :D


10-26-2005, 12:03 PM
Beautiful curtains indeed mon cher ... they'd perfectly fit my château ... but let's not forget the artist ............. he's oh so good !
Congrats on the progress ...

Sharon Douglas
10-26-2005, 12:52 PM

10-26-2005, 05:35 PM
Beautiful so far Cyril, watching with great interest and a lot of :envy: such fantastic talent you have, thank you for sharing it with us

10-26-2005, 05:59 PM
I did n't say .. but the white of the curtain loop is, of course, a mix of yellow, blue and red. If someone doesn't know what I 'm speaking about, read my study of whites there (http://www.the-dog-museum.com/watercolor_lesson.html)

Now let's look at the soil


I painted first the direct light of the sun, a very deluted mix with a little more yellow. The less pigment, the more light !

I painted then the reflection of the window, still with very few pigments.
When these parts were dry, very dry, I damped the soil, preserving the slate cabochon and the whip. I painted the whole soil, wet-on-wet, with a more colored mix, with ochre a little more dominating.
I painted the reflection of the window with the same mix more deluted, to give a unit to the whole.

The slate cabochon are also painted wet-on-wet but with really dense pigments and two brushes.

The reflection of the window is kind of childish :D
But it's an important part of the message, here.
The soil has just to give an impression... when the main subjects will be there, who mind the details of this reflection ? :cool:

I save this part because my pc or wetcanvas bugged an hour ago, and I lost a whole page .. grrrrr !!!

10-26-2005, 06:06 PM
My first thought when I opened your thread was........ I'm late! I'm late! ...... but then I remembered that you are notorious for keeping all the lovely ladies waiting with baited breath...... I recall a thread of yours a while back that kept us all in suspense for at least two weeks....... however, the wait was well worth it.

So while I may be too late to get a front row seat, I'll just lurk here in the back row.

And thank you for inviting us into your home again.

:cat: cc

10-26-2005, 06:10 PM
I wanted to focus on a part that was important for me in this painting.
It's the soil under the seat.

here is two version of the reference photo


On the right part, the reference photo.
on the left, the same photo were I added more contrast to show you what I loved there.
The shadow on the left was (very) indigo)
The sun was enlighting the right part, illuminating by reflection the "underneath" of the seat made in rough ochre hessian (jute).. itself reflected on the soil...

I painted it, wet in wet, playing with the three colours...

but it was not strong enough. So when it was really dry, I started again wet on wet. :D I did it three times, before to be happy.


10-26-2005, 06:25 PM
Hi Judy
Hi cc :wave:

:D Me ?
A W.I.P. that lasted just two weeks ? No !!
two months perhap's .. but It was to show a minor work :D

Anyway, for my W.I.P you allways have all the seats you need..
it's exactly like an orthodox mass in a Russian church... it last 6 hours, so people come in, pray and sing... then come out, smoke a cigar come in again... pray a bit ...
then come out to eat a "doubichou-rolled-under-the armpits" *
(*ça c'est une référence au film "le Père Noël est une ordure" :D :D)


Here is a view of the soil at the end... you can see that the whip comes strongly out in the foreground.. and the window reflection seems erased.


Godeamus ! Amen !
You may go out and smoke your cigar :D

10-27-2005, 05:39 PM
I enjoy this thread so much, so interesting, and you explain it very well. I love details and your paintings are full with them. When I would not already have rated this thread, I would do it again.
Now, I am waiting for the next step.

Kate Mc
10-28-2005, 05:41 AM
Bonjour, mon ami! :wave: Tu me manque.

I'm glad you're back. With a WIP and a whip. Classic Cyrille. :p

This is fascinating to follow. I love understanding the thought process that goes into a painting. In this case, I have noticed that an amazing amount of thought went into the painting before you ever looked at paper. The light, the composition, the colors, were all worked out in advance. Then you can concentrate on the execution of the painting. This is what I'm learning at the present. How to plan a painting. Thanks for sharing this process with us.

I love the way the floor is coming along. It's gorgeous! Just like the floor at my chateau! :D

A Bientot! :wave:

Bisous a Christine aussi.


10-28-2005, 05:52 AM
Thank you Doris

We have a sentence that says more or less :
"you have the dog that you owes"

and it 's very true

It's true too that if you have an interested audience, you have an interesting storyteller. So thank's a lot, Doris... I worked for you this morning looking for new details, that could help you.

Here is my palettes.
You can see my basic three colours: cobalt, ochre and burnt sienna
the fourth one to have darker effects : indigo
and for this special part i used lemon yellow.

You see the mix in the first plate and you can feel the acidity of lemon yellow. I needed it to give the feeling of this patina on the paint of the curved armchair. A patina made with the smoke of the fire-place, cigars, dirt and perhap's beewax ?
in the second plate, you see the same mix and on the side a bit of indigo, to create the shadows.

outside of the plate, you see the mess on my desk :D


Underneath, a detail of the armchair, the kind of details I love..
You could see elsewhere that this armchair had two different paint during this century. It has been painted in a grey-green and in a "broken-white" or cream. On some places, the second paint disappeared where it has been hit by shoes or vaccuum cleaner ... :rolleyes: who knows ? But this armchair had a life... and I tryed to show that in my painting.


And from there, that's the same part with the old velvet fabric.
Interesting work on the nails.
As you see, on these kind of nails, the less pigments on the enlighted part and the darker the shadow, the more volume or relief you will have.

I don't understand very well how I have such ease to create velvet. I damp the paper (the nails makes it difficult) and just paint my mix. More water in the light, more pigments in the shadow...
If I 'm not happy, I can suck off pigments here...
If it 's not contrasted enough, I'll damp it again and add a second layer... but the effect of velvet is done by the reaction of pigments and water. something magic :D

I was very happy with my old washed green velvet when I showed the painting to my client.. But he said, his fabric was not so old :cool: and more
emerald green.
:cool: Well! Clients are supposed to be allways right.. I didn't add emerald green.. it's a very difficult colour, the perfect kind to make a mistake of taste. I just add a mix with more cobalt and lemon. But this damn armchair is huge in the painting.. not a small and easy change.

Here is the final result.
This detail is larger than realty. On the painting, I couldn't see the tiny default of painting between the nails.
:o So nobody 's perfect !


10-28-2005, 08:43 AM
I'm just speechless at your ability of painting details in watercolor and your control of the medium. And thank you for explaining ..........

10-28-2005, 03:37 PM
Ohh Cyrille,
the details of the curtains, the wood, the floor, its its ... great. And we'll see another armchair from your hand, I really love these chairs! May I se the whole one soon? veray soon maybe, cause I have not that amount of patience than you!

10-28-2005, 04:59 PM
Hi my friends in les Ardennes !

Yes I think a lot when I want to create a painting.. the same when I want to take great photos... I open my eyes and observe what is in my visor ..
I don't know if that word exists, but I know that "you" understand it :D

You need lines horizontal, vertical and obliques, light and shadows, perhap's also warm and cold colors .. I wrote perhap's :cool:

Are you making a fortune as mannequin, bel homme ? :rolleyes:
I still have the taste of your chocolates in my mind.. even the pavlovian reflex

Gilberte, I know you are an absolute fan.. How is your lover ? Tell him I discovered the SU-Do-Ku this summer and since I play at breakfast, at coffee and tea time, each day :p I'm sure he loves that too.

Hi Claudia

You are like a child at christmas Eve, that want to see the gifts before that Santa Klaus comes though the chemney :D
You are welcome on my website anytime.. look in the cupboard, the place where the parents hide the parcels .. you 'll find it easily ;)

Claudia! change the banner of your signature. All the paintings on it are old, I mean before Miami. Since you created great masterpieces, show them!


I worked on new details this afternoon. Tonight, let's speak of the lab.
I showed you the photo I chose, because of the eyebraw. I show it again so you can look at the light.

You can see that where the sun shine on the fur, it's not black, or grey, it's really white, just pure light.
In the shadow, the black can absorb totally the light, or give back reflections with most of the time relief of the fur... but not all the time.

(That exactly like one of my watercolor lesson (http://www.the-dog-museum.com/watercolor_lesson_2.html) , teaching to observe..)

So, here is the first step.
Notice that the client asked me not to paint the neck-lace under the dog's mouth.. it was confusing in the photo.. but I kept the red part on the side of the head.


and here nearly finished


When I asked to my photograph to make posters of my photos, showing him the photo-montage ihad done on photoshop... he thought he was kind for me and clever to enhance my photo-montage and to print it instead of my reference photos.
:cool: I'm rather well bread and gentle.. I said thanks :rolleyes:
But It gave me more work to paint a true dog ..
For exemple, he didn't see the back legs, I had to create them from one of my tiny 9x13 cm photo.
He forgot the belly and side of the lab on the other side of the foot of the chair. On my very small photos, there was no difference, between the black fur, the black slate and the black background.
So I had to invent... but I 'm rather proud of the result :p


See you tomorrow :wave:

10-28-2005, 11:05 PM
Do we get to see the full paintign???

10-29-2005, 01:23 PM
the cairn terrier.
It was the first time that I had to paint that kind of dog. It 's rather close to Westie. As we took the photos in Normandy, after lunch.. the dog had time to play in the mud and seemed rather dirty. White but dirty. :D
His mistrss was laughing on the subject, saying her pet loved to play in the mud. So Nevermind !
When I saw the photos, the pet in the direct light of the sun seemed white with just wet fur around the mouth. So I painted a white dog, with parts of the body in the shadow. I used my finest brushes to show a silky fur.
:cool: it was not so bad.... but I wasn't really satisfy.


When I showed the painting to my clients, there was first a
"Oh ! How beautiful!" and then "too bad, it don't look really like my dog!"
"then my dog is more dirty ! and he has a rough fur!"
... and that was true. :eek: the cairn has a rough thick fur and it is n't a white dog but a light-brown hair. Gasp !! :o

So as I had to change some details, I tryed to enhance that one.
I changes the colour of the body painting a wet layer, without any shade.
Then when it was dry, I used middle squirrel brushes size 2 and 3, to paint rough fur on the body and more coloured fur on the head.

I don't know if you see the difference ?

There is! The client paid me a month ago, but he still didn't see the painting finished.. He is a very busy man .. interesting too. When he was young, he hesitated between to become an artist or a banker. He had the good idea to choose the second solution and be a maecenas, a real one!

10-29-2005, 01:33 PM
Cyrille, my friend, I know how much you love mystery

This is a kind of veil dance, showing an ankle after the other..
a fine wrist in a glance..
Turkish delice :cool:

I love it!

10-29-2005, 02:35 PM
Cyrille, my friend, I know how much you love mystery

This is a kind of veil dance, showing an ankle after the other..
a fine wrist in a glance..
Turkish delice :cool:

I love it!

Yes ... I can see Salomé throwing off her veils as well ... slowly ... seducingly ...

10-29-2005, 02:44 PM
L'automne vous convient mon cher !

You are in the best of spirits as to painting and writing ... but you know ... since I've met you in person I wonder what distracted 'le bon Dieu' whilst he was creating you ... your personality versus your Art (with capital A) sometimes puzzle me (no ... not the Su-do-ku !).

My lover sends you his respects and will wave at Paris when travelling to Montpellier by TGV next week (I'm dog-sitting at home).

Can't wait to see 'le produit fini' ... :wave: Your client will love it ...

10-29-2005, 05:13 PM
Gilberte, did you notice liz-nogood 's signature ?

I have a doubt.
Is it Iznogood and a strange Keffieh in the wind ?
or his twin sister veiled to hide her famous moustache ? :D

beautiful calligram anyway..

What' s next ?
would you like to see my last drawing ?
just kidding.. :p

I have an interesting detail, just to close the mouth of those who dare say that my technic is not real watercolour...
I know: nobody wrote that here
but are you sure they don't think that ? :cool:
I 'll tell the names soon! They have better to run fast :evil:

So... roulement de tambour ... admire ... without a safety net ...

(I need holidays :D )


et toc !
I'm sure you don't believe your eyes ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2005/19462-craneur_.gif

10-29-2005, 05:27 PM
You are true.. this image needs a wider angle.
It's hunting riding boots. They are very high to protect the knees from tree trunks.
On the side you have elegant lady boots.. the red ones..

I Show my signature so, no doubt this real watercolor wet on wet is mine :D

I really need holidays ! :D
I tryed to fix my son 's portable PC part of the day.. and it is n't a Mac OS but a Windows.. so complicated!
:wave: see you tomorrow

10-29-2005, 05:36 PM
I told you I was tired... here is the image


10-30-2005, 01:48 AM
Are you really tired Cyrille ? :confused: By the looks of your writings and painting activities you're fit and industrious. You had an hour extra last night so ... rise and shine !!!!!!!!!!! liz-nogood just comes in here to distract you, he's :D with envy ! I can't decipher his signature, cryptic ?
Nice close-up of those costly boots ...

10-30-2005, 05:38 AM
Hi Cyrille, been watching your latest masterpiece take shape :wave:


10-30-2005, 08:28 AM
Hi Cyril,
what a great idea, to do your signature there.
This painting is really a MASTERPIECE (a lot of WOW's) and I also like, that you share so much with us. I love, how you tell your story (not that I understand all :D ), but to follow you is really a pleasure for me. You don't held back any informations and I am sure, this is much appreciated from every viewer here.

10-30-2005, 10:35 AM
:wave: Cyrille. I don't "do" watercolors, but enjoy stopping in here on a rare occasion and just chanced to see this. How lucky am I?!!! :) I wanted to give you a mentor point- I've never done that before and when I tried it wouldn't let me because I don't participate on this forum enough. :crying: So, either you'll have to repost all of this onto the animal forum ( :evil: )or I'll just have to watch from afar. This is wonderful to get to watch. I am a fellow WNAG member and have seen your work- I visit nearly everyday just to enjoy the art there. What a treat to actually get to "meet" you. Thanks again. I'll be watching for you in future now I know you're here.

10-30-2005, 05:33 PM
Hi Doug nice to see you here

Guerbera... who else than a French, a Belgium (perhap's a Canadian) knows the movie "le Père Noël est une ordure" . Here, we are a great many to know each word of the film, it's like a culte. When I was refering to it, about the russian church I was rolling under the table laughing :D
... and we have a few old private jokes between Gilberte, Iznogood ...
I love to come here just for joking ... sometimes it's late at night and my english or my humour can be so so :p

Hi Carol
WNAG is a beautiful website. They grew fast. It's an honnor to be there among all these great painters.. Instead of creatin a WIP in watercolour, I should create it in "paintings" ? No forums for that. It is not wildlife either. The Museum of Nature History in Bordeaux is creating an exhibition of animal art this winter. They refused my work, just like the same Museum in Paris... because I'm not "wildlife". :evil:
In the "portraitartist forum" they allowed me to post... my children portraits.
Hard world! :cool:
I should have post a note in the animal forum here..

But this long striptease is nearly over.. the chippendale boy nearly naked ..

Here is the whole painting

10-30-2005, 05:57 PM
Hi Cyril, your painting is stunning. Of course I already saw it on your website. A lot of Claps. I love your humor and when you are not able one day to held a brush , you can always tell some stories. You will be the same successful. I loved also, how you told it about the russian church ... Show us more of your doing, tell us more ... we listen and look and laugh and enjoy.

10-30-2005, 06:45 PM
Beautiful painting Cyril, I am popping over to yur website to see if i can see it bigger..:)

10-31-2005, 02:00 AM
I can't find the right words to express my admiration for this painting and the whole body of work you've shown us through the years. Your fine art style demands the greatest respect.

You'd fit perfectly amongst the prize winners of the ARC contest. If you find the time check it out and browse all 8 pages ... Of course I like the "Mimi" of la Bohème and many others but there's a painting "Brian" by Furuyoshi that's very interesting... as to details ...
Here (http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/2005/Salon/winners1.asp#Landscape)

These days you're lucky to be a Chippendale and not a Chickendale :evil:

P.S. Where can i find the pages of WNAG ?

Ciao Bello !

10-31-2005, 05:04 AM
My greatest fan
Gilberte I love you

I tryed to browse ARC ... I saw three images but I was blocked and had to escape IE .. I don't like what I saw.. too industrial, no colors, no light.. rather flat.. I 'll try to come back on the link later.

WNAG WNAG (http://www.natureartists.com/) alias nature artists is a paying website. Is it worth it ? I'm not sure. Never sold any print or original.. Carol, if you did tell us.
They seems very involved in "nature conservation" and encourage the artists to give a % on the prices of their work to conservation funds... when for me they had better to ask them to change their 4X4 cars for smaller clean cars or to write about pollution in the states, or oil fields in the Alaska natural reserve... They are politically correct, not the kind to create a tsunami:rolleyes:

I don't know what the media say in the States about "bird influenza".. Here they are speaking of that everyday, terrorizing the people with the risk of a universal epidemic.. They forbid French hunters to hunt using living ducks to call wild ducks on their pond.. They forbid open air poultry in this and this state, but allows them in the neighbour states... So stupid!!
A previous minister of education and research, who has been dismissed of the government because he was calling a cat a cat... but he is still the president of French Ressearch Center. He was on a TV show 2 years ago. He said that the medias and the governments are ridiculous. You have 1 chance on 200 billions to get the bird influenza against 1/2500 to be crushed by a car crossing the street.
I still go hunting and give a kiss on the head of each snipe I kill, and my dog still carry them in his mouth. You don't need gloves to feed your canari.:cool:

10-31-2005, 05:20 AM
Be careful Cyrille - we would be sad to lose you.


10-31-2005, 06:25 AM
Be careful Cyrille - we would be sad to lose you.

Is that my gentle friend, Doug, who cares for my health ?
Don't worry I don't breed ducks or chickens so I won't be the first European being to get this virus.. ;)

.. or is it the moderator with a new terrific avatar, who cares for the chat in this public board ? :p

As I was caring for my dog, I searched on google about the risk for gundogs to get this bird influenza. No case. But I read that in the states, there is an epidemic of the equine influenza on petdogs. We don't have that in Europe. Not yet! Vets and lab will make a fortune.

10-31-2005, 08:42 AM
As from today in certain zones of Flanders all chickens have to be kept inside. One of our sons has 5 and his little daughter said " Dad, let's put them in the freezer until it's over ..." :o

I visited the WNAG site ... rather disillusioned I was ... I've seen better ... sites I mean ... and the prints aren't cheap either ... I've one of yours "dédicacé" ... brag, brag, brag ... !

You never told us what you hunt exactly, pheasants, deer ... ?

Just had another look at your above painting (I always return to painters' posts or paintings I admire) ... the reflecting light on the dogs, the horn and especialy the floor is utterly amazing............................

So quiet here, no cars, less trams ... nobody seems to work today (weekend prolongé) ... might listen to Yves Montand's Chanson d'automne .....

Later ...............

10-31-2005, 10:01 AM
:D Lol .. kids are so funny.

You like my paintings, you should love my stories...
.. if you take time to read them in French (http://musee-du-chien.com/illustrations_F.html) or in English (http://www.the-dog-museum.com/comics_2.html) ...
You have some more there (http://www.cyrillejubert.com/chasse.html)


On this very quiet monday, I 'm illustrating one of my old story
"woodcocks in negative" in French "Arrêt sur image"
It's drawings at the moment.. I don't know yet If I should add watercolour.?

10-31-2005, 10:38 AM
Fabulous! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

10-31-2005, 03:26 PM
Ouf ...

Le talent d'un grand peintre
Le don de la parole ............... il y a de quoi pour être :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:

P.S. that photograph of the hunter in Brittany needs to be painted !!!
Hurry up !